Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to access the screen for removal and replacement on an IBM ThinkPad 560z.

Slide the battery release latch to the right.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the right.

  • Pull out the battery out towards the front of the device.

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Remove the plastic screw covers, then remove the 3 Phillips screws under them. Remove the plastic screw covers, then remove the 3 Phillips screws under them.
  • Remove the plastic screw covers, then remove the 3 Phillips screws under them.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the front cover and back cover to pry open the screen case, then carefully pull the bezel off. Insert the plastic opening tool between the front cover and back cover to pry open the screen case, then carefully pull the bezel off.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the front cover and back cover to pry open the screen case, then carefully pull the bezel off.

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Remove the four Phillips head screws.
  • Remove the four Phillips head screws.

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Using your fingers or an Opening Tool, detach the connector on the right side of the screen.
  • Using your fingers or an Opening Tool, detach the connector on the right side of the screen.

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Slowly pull back the screen from the top and disconnect the ribbon cable from the back to completely free the screen from the laptop. The connector is very fragile, so be careful. The connector is very fragile, so be careful.
  • Slowly pull back the screen from the top and disconnect the ribbon cable from the back to completely free the screen from the laptop.

    • The connector is very fragile, so be careful.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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